Explore the most popular snowshoeing trails in Elk Island National Park Of Canada with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

It was alright. A lot of wood parts and mossy trail. Biked the trail and didn’t see any bisons :(

Biked this trail. Not to challenging but it wasn’t all smooth and had great trail maintenance Really enjoyed it!

nice views and a little bit of incline at some spots. some benches to sit on and a picnic table halfway. not too many muddy spots. overall good day!

mountain biking
5 days ago

24 degrees for the round trip, but didn’t see any buffalo today. Beautiful scenery!

mountain biking
13 days ago

Early season, lots of poop to navigate. not bad, not great. good for a relaxed ride.

walking
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike. Have seen bison everytime on this trail. Right now its got lots of snow, puddles and slushy sections. Once it’s dried up a very good hike worth recommending.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

I’ve only done this trail on snow shoes. It’s a fun quick trail that has enough small ups and downs to not be too much of a stroll. Did it with the dog on a 15 foot lead. Has some nice viewing spots.

on Amisk Wuche Trail

hiking
1 month ago

I love this trail four seasons ... it’s challenging enough to give one a sense of accomplishment. Many nice spots for contemplation.

Did this in winter, pretty boring

backpacking
3 months ago

Easy, scenic trail. If you're staying overnight at the Oster Lake camp, however, be prepared for bison encounters as they tend to congregate here (as evidenced by the droppings you'll find). Give them lots of space, and get in your tent when it gets dark so you don't surprise them. We were kind of stuck in our tent as they were within 10 m of us for a large portion of the night. Cool, but a little nerve wracking. Beautiful stars too.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail. Icy sections that I would recommend
Micro spikes for. All in all a nice easy hike with woods, a large field and a lake. Easy signage to follow.

hiking
6 months ago

I would probably have called this a 3-star except for the encounters with wild bison which were quite exciting - had to drive a herd of them in front of us to stay on the trail. Flat plains and wooded scenery without pronounced features for most of the hike, only a few other hikers out there. Time a little under 4 hours, only minor elevation changes. As others have noted, there were a few boggy patches. I saw at least one brave soul tried it in the snow - would be pretty strenuous then?!

Close to home and decent views that you don’t need to work hard for.

Colourful hike
Easy Trails
Little muddy in parts

hiking
7 months ago

An easy loop with Bison encounters. We had to shoo two bison off the trail to complete the loop.

walking
7 months ago

Beautiful fall walk

walking
7 months ago

It was a relaxing trail to walk on. Not a challenging terrain. Very pretty in the fall with all the yellow leaves

Nice and refreshing! Lots of animal poop and we sadly saw nothing but a coyote and we left since we have small dogs.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice easy trail. Not much of a lake view once you go off the paved trail. Some ponds, but mostly in the bush. Muddy in some spots. Didn't see any wildlife, but did hear the snorting in the bush and saw the bison tracks on the trail.

the trail markings leave something to be desired because a few of them are somewhat confusing at the trails junctions but that was a minor issue. It was a good trail for walking the dog, came across several large buffalo on the trail so be ready for an encounter with large wildlife. Back off down the trail and make some noise, they will quietly sneak off into the woods. Completed the hike in 3 hours with a couple stops to take pictures by the lake.

hiking
9 months ago

nice easy trail for a good outing.

hiking
9 months ago

lots of evidence of animals using this trail. would definitely do it again!

hiking
9 months ago

Nice hike, but did not see much. Only small parts of the trail allow you to see ponds and fields. We were told it was a great trail to see wildlife, but only saw lots of frogs and birds.

excellent trail. me and my wife just started doing trails.

Good walk for the kids and the grandparents. Super buggy but super pretty.

Very easy hiking. No real challenge. Nice to get a great walk in.

hiking
10 months ago

This hike is better than the Lake Shirley hike. More variety, with open spaces and more of a wilderness trail rather than a quad path through the woods. A herd of wood Buffalo were in the path at one open spot, so I had to wade through some tall prairie grass to get around them. That added some time making for about a 3 & 1/4 hour hike. Lots of raspberries on the trail, making me think I might see a bear. I did see a big black bear last week on the Lake Shirley hike.

Quick hike with nice scenery. So many mosquitos, so go prepared.

hiking
10 months ago

The trail itself was pretty good. It's mostly flat (as expected in the prairies), and my friend and I were able to complete the entire trail in about 3 hours. We saw some wildlife (deer, woodpeckers, etc.) but didn't see wood bison as we had hoped. The sun was really hot and we ended up leaving at 11, so I would recommend doing the hike before it gets very hot out or taking plenty of sunscreen and water with you. Waterproof footwear recommended, as some regions were a bit muddy. There were a LOT of mosquitoes, so ensure that you have plenty of insect repellent as well.

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